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UPenn Gets Bad News From Pennsylvania GOP Over Antisemitism On Campus

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Pennsylvania GOP legislators blocked funding for the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school due to the university’s perceived inadequate response to antisemitism.

The decision came after the university’s president, Liz Magill, faced criticism for her testimony at a congressional hearing.

The GOP House Minority Leader, Bryan Cutler, opposed the funding, stating that the university needed to take stronger action against antisemitism. (Trending: FBI Bribery Probe Caught Joe Biden’s Brother On Tape)

While opposing the $33.5 million in funding for the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school, Cutler said, “Until more is done at the university in terms of rooting out, calling out and making an official stance on antisemitism being against the values of the university, I cannot in good conscience support this funding.”

Major donors had already pulled funding from the university over its stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict, leading to significant financial repercussions.

Apollo Management CEO Marc Rowan, a Penn graduate who donated $50 million to the business school in 2018, said, “I call on all UPenn alumni and supporters who believe we are heading in the wrong direction to ‘Close their Checkbooks’” until Magill and Scott Bok, the chair of the board of trustees, resigns.

Former Republican presidential candidate, Utah Governor, and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. wrote, “Moral relativism has fueled the university’s race to the bottom and sadly now has reached a point where remaining impartial is no longer an option,” while announcing he will halt his funding.

“The University’s silence in the face of reprehensible and historic Hamas evil against the people of Israel (when the only response should be outright condemnation) is a new low,” Huntsman wrote.

“Silence is antisemitism, and antisemitism is hate, the very thing higher ed was built to obviate,” he continued.

“Consequently, Huntsman Foundation will close its checkbook on all future giving to Penn — something that has been a source of enormous pride for now three generations of graduates. That his family will stop donating to Penn, stripping the University of a longtime donor amid backlash from influential trustees and alumni,” lamented the legacy Penn graduate.

Adding, “My siblings join me in this rebuke.”

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